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the glasses that willie's wearing. obvious mary a cowen has expressed all the names but i want to make sure we recognize the historic efforts by so many people from years and decades placed a lot of hope and tears and the hope was created to get to this point. i greatly appreciate them from speaker pelosi and congresswoman feinstein and to the hours and adheres that some of the folks did to put this together.
we with the new commission on investment and 70 san we get to deliver on those promises not just talk about them deliver on them. that's how we honor all the people who have touched this development and project. every former planning director is here. yes, he helped us. so many people touched us. the only way to honor those folks is to deliver for the residents in bay view. deliver for a hope sf residents who want the hope and deserve it. deliver to this section of the city so no one can say we have
unfultd promises. and deliver to others. and y c, d, and working with a b u they're going to be helpful in this they're not just going to do barbecues. we've get to get everybody working. this is why we do the projects in the not just for the business this is for the people. people here in the bay view and all over the city. we work with the one hundred percent of all the community in san francisco. in bay view we're proud of the patience and the com radical and the sacrifices people have made. and when you understand that the bay view planning committee the committee that was formed back when art was a mare.
over 25 years ago they've been working for two decades to figure out what to do it the shipyard. everybody needs housing and we're going to get the housing for all classes of people here to create more community at the same time. not just you housing by the way. we're talking about community and housing but they need parks and open space and good transportation. they need the greatest world-class education this city can find. we've got to put all that together to build community. this is what the commission on investment and infrastructure is all about. i'm not afraid to say they've been there all those years. thank you for your sacrifices.
(clapping) and even though the state got rid of that development. we've also done this right the people have also held us you t getable. pitting the promise first and we'll see to that that phase one is going to be completed during our lifetimes we're going to see 5 hundred thousand housing units on this shipyard how about that as a goal (clapping) >> in the morning promises. the dirt is being turned over at the buildings is being started. we're hiring local labor and putting people to work building
the communities beautiful bay view we're lucky to be in san francisco. thank you very much (clapping) >> this project is firmly grounded on the foundation of community involvement and the key folks who were involved have had big challenges but they never gave up or wavered for a revitalized bay view community. dr. verna gave her heart and soul of the chair of the advisory you - how do you feel today. please welcome dr. honey cut
>> i really want to holler we're so glad to see the vertical construction. good afternoon, everyone. yes (clapping) >> let's give glory to god for allowing us to witness this wonderful occasion the beginning of the vertical construction is in the shipper yard. i'm pleased to see the mayor brown on this poumd. your vision to revitalize this part of san francisco has laid the groundwork. you're the reason we're all here today. thank you very much (clapping) and we want to thank our great mayor edwin lee for his wonderful work to make sure this
was a priority for the city and county of san francisco. our economy has sewer passed most of its counterparts in the country. we made sure that jobs were a priority in his area. he's listened to our concerns and received our feedback well. we thank you, mayor lee (clapping) and to this wonderful man of the hour mr. bonding solid commitment this shipyard wouldn't have made it thus far. mr. bonner i make us proud with
your resistance we thank you for keeping us engaged and focused despite all the distractions. and to my colleagues on the citizens advisory committee your past and continued efforts have sustained our community. year in and out you have given our time commitment to this work. you have worked without - today, our work is repealing dividends. i would be remiss in i didn't introduce you today and thank you pam for having us stand up. so, please stand up
(clapping) now we are pastor bell please stand up (clapping) okay. i i believe that richard is available. please stand up (clapping) and i'm seeing a member of our c ac (clapping) our other members (calling names) okay there are she is. scott please stand up >> the clerk will take the roll. this man massachusetts has been toil for years he's been leading this. and i believe i have called
everyone's name whose on the c ac. so i want to introduce our shipyard staff. i, you know, this woman because she's the president of the southeast commission and she's a great woman ms. kennedy (clapping) >> and then our other shipyard members is michael please stand up (clapping). >> bridget and vincent. now our site office staff people
. we must celebrate. thank you as we move forward together to revitalize the shipyard thank you very much (clapping) >> sophie maxwell served two terms. she worked tirelessly for more money to create opportunities for more san franciscans. this was to empower our residents. she continues to help with the children's education and is still a descending of good government. you might call sophie maxwell
the warrior goddess. she never stopped and until her bay view neighborhood could joy the same opportunities like the parks and the affordable housing and the safe streets. without her courage and fortitude we welcome you sophie maxwell >> thank you both of you on the d s and out there. this is what collective leadership looks like and the collective determination looks like. this is what a vision that people in the community had and then it was the city become infected by the this vision. it put a lot of resources at least 3 mayors were infected and
the assembly and the senate and then loots at least two governors and federally 3 president's. and about warrior goddess women we have the senate infected by this determination and the vision. and then the armed services the united states navy of america. can you believe that the vision and the determination so all one person or maybe 20 thousand can say oh, i'm home. i'm home. it's been an honor to be part of that. thank you all of you and thank everyone who will be and was a
part of this thank you. (clapping) >> it's my pleasure to welcome supervisor mar are a cowen. she's actually on many city hall committees and boards. she was elected over the retirement system overseeing $17 billion. where is denise. $17 billion of investment money but here priority is her community. last week the supervisor helped with the family and musical and food festival. whether she's working inside or outside of city hall we know
she's working hard to keep our district healthy and save. please welcome supervisor cowen >> yes $17.6 billion but whose counting. i look forward in entertaining a conversation that we will be able to have about using this funds making an investment in the community (clapping) we make investments all around the world with this fund why not no our own neighborhood; right? really putting our money where our mouth is. okay. i told might have i wasn't going to cry i am facilitated with emotion.
we are bringing arts and cultural to third street and uplifting our artists and the works they produce and honor the historic legacy that the african-american community has made to the bay point community. this is a remarkable events here. it's focusing itself right here on this part of san francisco and, yes there will be growing pains but we will persevere. (clapping) now i'm to go back on script so i can remain composed.
this project was composed before i was here but i know how much the jobs of affordable housing how much is means to us here in the community and how much it will mean to have open space and parks are well taken place of. it is the physical manifestation of request years of dedication by the community and the city and lamar urban it's produced something much more. it's produced leaders a few of them that serve on the d s behind me. it has produced businesses along the merchant corridor along
third street and entities that are wholly commented to all things investing and uplifting our residents. it's no secret that our south eastern regions are challenged but today is the day we're moving beyond the fear and hated and hearing each other down (clapping) and really walking lockstep forward together into a prosperous future. but this project and the many other initiatives that the mayor lee and i have been working on. when we talk about bay view
points we're not just talking about hardship and sadness we are talking about people real individuals and families that live and work in the neighborhood. this is why we spent more than a decade planning for this day and it's their voices that are shaping this significant investment. it's for them we'll continue to most of this project forward are i want to acknowledge the unparalleled commitment that this developer has shown us should be an example that everyone should be foreperson after (clapping) an men and women commitment to the labor and lincoln to the artists and hearing their concerns and honoring them and making sure that everyone has a
spot a place in this project. so today is just the beginning of reinvention of the area. i want to thank the many members of the citizen adversities committee and i'm even going to throw in the southeast folks. we spent count also hours to bring us to today. thank you all. i also want to thank our labor leaders for not giving up and staying at the table. i want to thank all that everyone benefits from a carpenter to the subcontractors
wro who are working and let's get out of the way and get started on this construction. thank you (clapping) >> tim paulson joins us as it's executive director in 2004 so he's been on this journalist with the city to rebuild the shipyard. the san francisco labor council is the center of the labor in san francisco it's comprised of 1 hundred and 50 local unions representing 1 hundred thousand working men and women in this city. it's to promote social justice for all. please welcome tim to say a few
words (clapping) >> thank you pam. so on behalf of the san francisco labor council i want to acknowledge what the previous leaders talked about. we were involved in a complexed process. and i'm proud of our partners that actually sat down and did the agreement that's he hopefully b will be the strongest in the country. i want to acknowledge my partner and all the building trades that are repealed just stand up real quickly (clapping) >> thanks for what's going on. i also want to acknowledge connie ford who's been working diligently with the community whether or not it is with the pact or the other partners we're
proud of the work. but one out of 3 households has a member in it. we want to make sure that everything is going to benefit the community local higher and affordable housing and job training and getting into houses and jobs making sure there are good health care and everything is being done. we negotiated extra money that is going to be used and invested in the community to make sure the community sliefl benefits. we're proud to be part of the process but this is a great day and a great start thank you everybody (clapping) our next speaker really does embody the american dream.
i'll introduce my friend and your friend willie brown. a product of the urban black neighborhoods of san francisco he became an attorney to rise through the civil rights movement. willie brown served more than thirty years 15 years as it's speaker then he was elected and served as the first african-american to serve as labor in san francisco. mayor brown has dedicated his skills to transform and open american politics to all. he is really one of the smartest people in american politics and i tease him for tipping his tow
in my field of journalism. perseverance and trades that describe mayor brown and the ship project made possible that deals are not enough political power grows only when public good is done at the same time. please welcome mayor willie brown. (clapping) >> i'm glad to be here. this is a great journey. it's a journey that's been described adequately by most of the people at the microphone. it's been a long journey.
sometimes, the journey you couldn't even see whether or not there was going to be any success. we really do have a bay view people need to see this. most thought it was a joke but clearly a reality. as you observed what what will occur on this till hill and you'll know that the parks the mayor talked about will not only have grass and walkways but there will be trees. this community will come alive it will not be any different from any other community in expect it will be newer and
probably better (clapping) >> and have all the people that have been here be clear that those of us who hold on elected office you know what an incredible debt we owe to those who stepped up and did the infrastructure that will make it possible for this community to come alive. there was not bonded indebtedness when ms. maxwell was doing her part there was not bonded indebtedness to do all the things we needed to be done yes nancy and diane did their number but without the private sector he stepping up taking
their investment capital laying it on the line. and you would think when la in charge first made the application to be selected in the competitive process i lied through my teeth i told them over a few months you'll need to do and they've hung in there. they've not allowed that lie in the ends the investment opportunity here represented something that's unique in all of america. there's no other piece of soil in america this is potentially as lucrative and profitable for both the private and public
sector then this spot is going to be (clapping) so, i say to you and the investors you've done it right. you know that retirement board has a rile that says they can't invest in san francisco. how stupid is that. i hold ms. maxwell we don't want people asking questions about our investments and knowing san francisco is full of questions everybody babies that are not born ask questions that's the way we're. i'm hoping that we can have san francisco's money, san francisco's pension funds equally as subject to being used in this city